An orthopedic surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles).
The ACMC orthopedic surgeons have varied areas of interest, and together provide a full range of medical services covering the feet, hands, shoulders, hips, and knees for patients of all ages. The department works with physical and occupational therapists on follow-up care and rehabilitation.
Medical and surgical services include:
- Fracture care
- Joint replacement
- Joint arthroscopy
- Rotator cuff repair
- Sports medicine
- Hand surgery including carpal tunnel
Meet Your Providers
John Wechter, MD
John graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology. He received his Doctorate from Michigan State University in College of Human Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in Orthopaedic Surgery and his fellowship at Regions Hospital in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery.
John is a member of Greco Roman Wrestling.
Nathaniel Slinkard, MD
Nathaniel graduated from Saint John's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth & Twin Cities, MN and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Nathaniel is a member of the American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Michigan Orthopedic Society, and is a Candidate member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Nathaniel's interests include spending time with family, golf, wrestling, woodworking, camping, and hunting.